I’ll tell you, SFGov DOES NOT LIKE these advertising trucks rolling about the streets of San Francisco, but there’s not much Frisco can do about them.
I suppose a parking ticket would be in order…
1. Go to the right, as shown, but sometimes there’s not enough room to do so.
2. Go to the left, but sometimes there’s not enough room to do so.
3. Go into the left lane, but there’s a huge wheel-swallowing gap in the road for the huge metal BART/MUNI subway grate, and if you fall down and get run over by a streetcar, a member of the SFPD just might say you weren’t riding “in the bike lane.”
4. Line up behind the stalled bus like you’re a car driver, for 10 to 150 seconds.
I’ve done all four.
(I understand about where the BART entrances are placed, but I’d widen some lanes here in some places, at the expense of the (sorry, “urbanists”) overly wide sidewalks of Market Street…)
Choose or lose.
For a few days anyway, you’d see just a pair of white safe hit posts from the SFMTA here at the foot of Golden Gate near Market. But then along comes the unofficial SFMTrA to put the unofficial orange cones, which instigated the SFMTA into putting in the white posts, back up.
So this is how the story ends, with the lazy SFMTA asking for more money to do what it’s paid to do already and some dude maintaining the orange cones on a regular basis…
I guess he sort-of-stopped in the middle of this crosswalk on Market outbound near Jones…
…like you can see more than one red here, when the light is against you…
…but a second later he was off again, to wait for the reds at 7th:
The signals at the goofy intersection of Market, McAllister, and Jones seem to be messed up lately, IDK why. There was a big redesign to make most of McAllister a two-way street in this area and that worked out OK I s’pose but this hasn’t been a good place to be in 2016.
(Note that the anti-pedestrian chains on the north side of the foot of McAllister have been removed, perhaps to fight crime. This place is pretty dysfunctional, of course.)
Anyway, here’s the kicker – the quite insincere I PLEDGE SAFE STREETS bumper sticker on the back:
On It Goes…